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  1. I also enlarged and tweaked the subject in question.
  2. Hello, I've just come across your post ref the MK2a Airborne lifeboats that would have been carried by the A/SR Lancaster's. ,Did you ever finish the model, as would love to see your efforts. 

     

    Regards, Nev " Dinghy" Cole.

    1. Etiennedup

      Etiennedup

      Yes,  I finished the model but without the boat simply because not enough detail could be obtained.

      Here is a link to my models.                scroll down to "Lancaster"  

      Aircraft in miniature

       

       

      Cheers,

       

      Etienne.

    2. Dinghy Cole

      Dinghy Cole

      Hello, and thank you for sending the attached link. WOW, I'd say your pretty dammed good at this model lark.  I do have to confess, now that I have seen your Lancaster model without knowing it. I have a copy of the "Lancaster Flight craft" book and now recognise the model from within the pages. Not sure if you searched/checked me out on here, I did add meat to the bones on a question's raised on the Airborne lifeboats. If you still fancy adding the lifeboat to the Lancaster, I might be able to help.  

       

      Regards, Nev "Dinghy Cole"

    3. Etiennedup

      Etiennedup

      Hi there again,

       

      Thanks for the info ( that I was not aware  of)..........but one 48th Lanc. was enough thank you 😨

      Still so many kits and so little time.......................................

       

      All the best,

       

      Etienne.

  3. Thanks everybody, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,really appreciated. Etienne.
  4. Thanks for those comments mate. Spot on Steve!..........My balcony from those mountains looks towards the airport and I am forever watching the air traffic through my binoculars. Bye.
  5. This build of the 1/72nd Revell kit is rather unique in so far as it is my first ever try at a civvie airliner and the first attempt in forty years at a 72nd model.................... (my eyes are not the same any more!) The build of this well engineered kit went well with a lot of interior parts omitted, as they are invisible from the outside anyway.. Kitchen and Bare Metal foil were applied overall except for the painted top fuselage and blue of the livery. The South African Airways decals that came from Transport Wings are laser printed and special care had to be taken during application. Finally the whole lot was covered in two coats of Future. It was a most enjoyable project but I doubt if I shall tackle a 72 scale again........ Cheers, Etienne.
  6. Dave, here are a few scans from books and magazines. All the best............ Etienne.
  7. Hiya Dave, According to Ron Belling in his book "A portrait of Military Aviation in South Africa" he states that they were delivered from December 1969 in overall BS Matt Olive Drab and later changed to Dark Earth/ Olive Drab. However, from memory I seem to remember the first one's had a definite sheen on the Olive Drab as in the above picture ( but that was fifty years ago ) Cheers, Etienne.
  8. Enclosed a posting I made the other day and someone suggested I ask you.

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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    Posted Wednesday at 11:14 AM (edited)

    I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set.

    Some  sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining

    an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics

    Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour.

    According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft  Corporation) 

    but no  examples  in print could be found anywhere.

    I  hope someone can help.............

     

    Cheers,

    Etienne.

     

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  9. The nose from the cockpit (my version, see photo.... is slightly different from the decal version) and the nacelles because of the curvature and uneven surfaces. (decals do not like curves) I'll look into the Humbrol shades, ..........thanks.
  10. I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set. Some sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour. According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft Corporation) but no examples in print could be found anywhere. I hope someone can help............. Cheers, Etienne.
  11. Great build and VERY good and convincing finish Russ. Added to this your photography is the work of a real pro........ the whole subject in almost perfect focus. Would love to hear some more on your shoot............ like . aperture, depth of field, lens setting etc. Just don't tell me it is a point and shoot job Cheers, Etienne.
  12. Thanks Greg and others.......... I am not sure but this is how this version was described in the great wartime color film by the Bristol co. See here; https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-bristols-industries-1939-online
  13. The enclosed photo, taken from a 1939 colour film inspired me to give the Classic Airframes kit a go. Apart from the main wheels being undersize the kit looks the part in spite of its age. Opening the sliding cockpit roof and adding two figures were the only additions to an otherwise straight forward build. Cheers, Etienne.
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